Faculty

These faculty and staff are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with our clinics as well as our communities and they can help you implement programs to address various health conditions.

To connect with one of the experts, please contact us today at echo@npaihb.org.

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Debra Buffalo Boy

Debra Buffalo Boy

“As an Indigenous woman in long term recovery I feel committed to supporting our communities to create wellness and healing for ourselves in Traditional Ways that come from our long history of resilience and survival.”

Debra is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation where she was born and raised. She is a woman in long term recovery and has worked in the addiction recovery field for over 40 years as a counselor, ...read more
Jessica Carroll

Jessica Carroll

“I love that this ECHO allows people from across Indian Country to come together and support each other.”

Jessica Carroll (Osage), MS, PWS, has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University and a master’s degree in professional mental health counseling from the Graduate Center of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. ...read more
Casey Ward-Freeman

Casey Ward-Freeman

“I am grateful for the opportunity to provide a space of connection and support for Indigenous peers. I am appreciative of everyone who shows up to the ECHO; they carve time out of their day to uplift and listen.”

Casey Ward-Freeman, MS, is a Public Health Specialist at the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board in Oklahoma City. Casey works in opioid overdose prevention, and she is passionate about peer recovery support and de-stigmatizing addiction. Her other professional interests include ...read more
Dr. Danica Love Brown

Dr. Danica Love Brown

“I love supporting providers in doing challenging and impactful work. The sharing of space and knowledge that occurs during virtual clinics inspires me. You can see that our communities benefit from them. This is sacred work that I am honored to be a part of.”

Danica Love Brown, MSW, CACIII, PhD, is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma born and raised in Northern New Mexico. Danica is the Behavioral Health Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has worked as ...read more